Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

Learning & achieving together

Reopening information for parents and carers

Please see the links below for all information we have sent out to help you prepare for the reopening of our school.

School leaders and staff have been very busy preparing for when all pupils return to school and this preparation will continue on our INSET day. We are delighted to be reopening and can't wait to fill our school full of children.

We will require your support to continue to keep everyone safe as we adapt to living with the Covid 19 virus. The letters and links below provide all of the information you will need and explain how you can help us. These have been sent out to all parents.

We have also added 2 videos to our school Facebook page to explain the one way system for drop off.

Please click here for detailed return to school information.

Please click here to read the September reopening letter from the headteacher.

Please click here for a map of the one way system for drop off and collection.

Other Information:

  • If you have children that need dropping off in 2 parts of the school in the same time window, please prioritise the  youngest first, follow the one way system and then go to KS2. The 15 minute openings should give you enough time to do both without being late if you arrive at school promptly.
  • All classroom entrances in EYFS and KS1 have their own signs. KS2 come in through the stairwells. We have produced videos which have been shared on the school Facebook page and FOS Year groups pages.
  • Year 3 enter the building at the far stairwell. Anning is the first classroom and Columbus is the second classroom.
  • There will be no free fruit from the DFE in the first 2 weeks as far as we know for EYFS and KS1.
  • All children should bring a healthy snack. This should ideally be fresh fruit or veg or a healthy snack bar. No chocolate, and mosts crisps if eaten daily are high in fat and salt and not appropriate.
  • We are a nut free school - please respect this as it could have fatal consequences for some of our children. 
  • School dinners cost £2.20 per meal and we require parents to preload Parentpay to avoid building up a deficit.
  • If your circumstances have changed over the break and you feel that you may be entitled to Free School Meals please click the link below. The school gets extra funding for children that received FSM so this is also very helpful to us.
  • Please update us with your contact details if they have changed over the break, including details of emergency contacts.

Please click here to access the North Somerset FSM online application.

Key Measures in Place to Keep us all Safe - not an exhaustive list

  • Staggered start and and pick up times.
  • Routine and regular handwashing.
  • All desks facing the front of the classroom.
  • Regular school cleaning throughout the day.
  • No whole-school events - assemblies run using IT.
  • Visitors kept to essential only and all must be symptom free.
  • Individual pens and pencils.
  • Playground zoned.
  • Children in Year group bubbles but classes will be kept separate as often as possible in the building.
  • A one way system inside and outside the building.
  • Measures in place to deal with children or staff developing symptoms during the school day. 
  • The school has worked with the the LSP HS experts and produced a detailed risk assessment for the return of all pupils to school.
School Timetable

Class

Staff

Arrival Time

Play Time and zone

Lunch Time and zone

Play Time and zone

Home time

Whale

Mrs Merriam

8:45

10:15 – 10:30

Zone F

11:45 – 12:30

Zone E

1:45 – 2:00

Zone F

3:05

Octopus

Mrs Rowswell

Mrs Perry

8:45

10:15 – 10:30

Zone F

11:45 – 12:30

Zone E

1:45 – 2:00

Zone F

3:05

Turtle

Mrs Hall

9:00

10:15 – 10:30

Zone E

11:45 – 12:30

Zone F

1:45 – 2:00

Zone E

3:20

Seal

Mrs Davies

9:00

10:15 – 10:30

Zone E

11:45 – 12:30

Zone F

1:45 – 2:00

Zone E

3:20

Seahorse

Mrs Blackmore-Squires

8:30

10:15 – 10:30

Zone B

11:45 – 12:30

Zone B

1:45 – 2:00

Zone B

2:50

Penguin

Miss Treherne

8:30

10:15 – 10:30

Zone B

11:45 – 12:30

Zone B

1:45 – 2:00

Zone B

2:50

Anning

Mr Cook

9:00

10:45 – 11:00

Zone F

12:30 – 13:15

Zone E

 

3:20

Campbell

Mrs Fletcher

9:00

10:45 – 11:00

Zone F

12:30 – 13:15

Zone E

 

3:20

Brunel

Mrs Moss

Mrs Pearce-Dunkley

8:45

10:45 – 11:00

Zone E

12:30 – 13:15

Zone F

 

3:05

Scott

Mr Capel

8:45

10:45 – 11:00

Zone E

12:30 – 13:15

Zone F

 

3:05

Peake

Mrs Sprake

9:00

10:45 – 11:00

Zone B

12:30 – 13:15

Zone A

 

3:20

Fossey

Mrs Payne

Mrs Spencer

9:00

10:45 – 11:00

Zone B

12:30 – 13:15

Zone A

 

3:20

Moore-Cabin

Mrs Hardwidge

Miss Arnold

8:30

10:45 – 11:00

Zone A

12:30 – 13:15

Zone B

 

2:50

Darwin-Cabin

Miss Levy

8:30

10:45 – 11:00

Zone A

12:30 – 13:15

Zone B

 

2:50

Parks

Mrs Barrett

8:30

10:45 – 11:00

Zone A

12:30 – 13:15

Zone B

 

2:50

PE Kit and Days
As detailed in the return to school letter sent out in July, children will not need to bring PE kits to school in bags in September but will, instead, wear their kits to school on their PE day. To supplement  weekly PE sessions, children will be participating in a range of daily physical activities which are designed to be classroom based and do not need them to be in their PE kits. 
Days when your child needs to wear their PE kit to school are as follows:
Term 1
Monday - Year 1, Year 3, 
Tuesday - (Whale Class - from Tuesday 6th October), Year 4 on Week A, Year 5 on Week B (exact dates below) 
Wednesday - Year 6 (from Wednesday 9th September)
Thursday - Penguin Class, (Octopus Class from Thursday 8th October), Year 5 on Week A, Year 4 on Week B (exact dates below) 
Friday - Seahorse Class
As much as possible, children will participate in PE lessons outside so please ensure they are dressed in weather-appropriate clothing. PE kits comprise of navy T-shirts, navy or black shorts/leggings/joggers and PE daps or trainers. 
Year 4 PE kit dates - Thursday 10th September, Tuesday 15th September, Thursday 24th September, Tuesday 29th September, Thursday 8th October, Tuesday 13th October, Thursday 22nd October  
Year 5 PE kit dates - Thursday 3rd September, Tuesday 8th September, Thursday 17th September, Tuesday 22nd September, Thursday 1st October, Tuesday 6th October, Thursday 15th October, Tuesday 20th October 
In addition to their allotted day, there will be occasions where children need to wear PE kits to school in order to take part in workshops with visiting specialists (eg Gymrun workshops for KS2 children at the end of September) - details of these extra days will be published closer to the time. 
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